Glenn Hegar

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Glenn Hegar
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Current candidacy
Running for Texas Comptroller
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Texas State Senate, District 17
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTexas A&M University
Master'sSt. Mary's University, 1997
J.D.St. Mary's University School of Law
Personal
BirthdayNovember 25, 1970
Place of birthHouston, TX
ProfessionFarmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Glenn Hegar (b. November 25, 1970) is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Hegar graduated with a B.A. in political science and history from Texas A&M University and also graduated with an M.A. in international economic relations from St. Mary's University in 1997. He later obtained a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law and subsequently graduated with a Master's of Law in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas.

In addition to being a senator, Hegar is a farmer and prior to his election to the state senate, Hegar was a representative in the Texas House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hegar served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Finance
Natural Resources
Nominations, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hegar served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hegar served on the following Texas Senate committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Texas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Hegar is running for election to the office of Texas Comptroller. Hegar is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary.[2] Hegar has been endorsed by Empower Texans.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

  • Primary
Texas Comptroller Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Hegar 50% 610,493
Harvey Hilderbran 26% 317,703
Debra Medina 19.3% 235,699
Raul Torres 4.7% 57,240
Total Votes 1,221,135
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.

Endorsements

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Hegar ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 18. Hegar ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

2010

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2010

Hegar won re-election to the 18th District Seat in 2010, defeating Democratic opponent Patricia Olney in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6] He ran unopposed in the primary.ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket.

Texas State Senate, District 18
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Glenn Hegar (R) 146,087 70.42%
Patricia Olney (D) 61,345 29.57%

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Hegar won election to the 18th District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponent Roy Wright (L).[6]

Hegar raised $852,050 for his campaign while Wright raised $0.[7]

Texas State Senate, District 18 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Glenn Hegar (R) 110,512 78.92%
Roy Wright (L) 29,511 21.07%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hegar is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hegar raised a total of $3,321,586 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[8]

Glenn Hegar's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Texas State Senate, District 18 Won $690,972
2010 Texas State Senate, District 18 Won $905,083
2008 Texas State Senate, District 18 Not up for election $523,618
2006 Texas State Senate, District 18 Won $852,050
2004 Texas State House, District 28 Won $113,960
2002 Texas State House, District 28 Won $235,903
Grand Total Raised $3,321,586

2012

Hegar won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hegar raised a total of $690,972.
Texas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Glenn Hegar's campaign in 2012
Perry, Bob J$20,000
USAA$10,000
Thomas Jr, Clifton$10,000
Farmers Insurance Group$10,000
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$690,972
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hegar won re-election to the Texas State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hegar raised a total of $905,083.

2008

Hegar was not up for election to the Texas State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Hegar raised a total of $523,618.

2006

Hegar won election to the Texas State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Hegar raised a total of $852,050.

2004

Hegar won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hegar raised a total of $113,960.

2002

Hegar won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Hegar raised a total of $235,903.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Texas

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Texas scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2013

In 2013, the Texas State Legislature was in its 83rd legislative session from January 8 through May 27. Thirty minutes after the regular session ended, Governor Rick Perry called legislators back for a special session starting that evening.[9] Two additional called sessions were held from July 1 through July 30 and July 30 through August 5.[10]

  • Legislators are scored on bills which relate to economic freedom, the size and scope of government, and individual liberty.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions, and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills with the greatest impact on Texas’ environment and public health.
  • Equality Texas - Equality Texas rankings for the Texas House during the 83rd regular legislative session
  • Legislators are assigned grades reflecting votes on LGBT issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to taxes and property rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on issues critical to businesses, taxpayers and families.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • The 2013 TLCV scorecard covers a range of votes and issues, including: water, global warming, environmental regulation, clean energy, clean air, good government, oil and gas regulation, and energy efficiency.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for Amendments 2, 12, 51, 95 and 118.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for House Bill 2.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011

In 2011, the Texas State Legislature was in its 82nd legislative session from January 11 through May 30. A special session was called for May 31 through June 29.[10]

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to the organizations principles, missions, and goals of responsible, conservative solutions for Texas.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills relating to core budget and free enterprise issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on social issues, economic issues and other issues.
  • The Humane Scorecard assesses support on a broad range of animal protection issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes relating to environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes for bills relating to this issue of abortion.
  • Mark P. Jones is the Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University. He builds a ranking of Texas state representatives each year based on their votes from the previous session. Jones then ranks legislators based on how liberal and conservative they are according to legislative history.
  • Legislators are scored based on 56 House votes and 38 Senate votes that offer clear public policy choice.

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[11] Legislators were graded along a 0 through 100 scale in 2013 and on an A through F grading scale in 2011.

2013

Hegar received a score of 72.8 in the 2013 Fiscal Responsibility Index, compared to the grade of D+ that Hegar received for the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

2011

Glenn Hegar received a grade of D+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

Hegar and his wife, Dara, have on child: Claire.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Armbrister
Texas Senate District 18
2007-present
Succeeded by
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